Graduate School USA Closure Policy
In an effort to provide clarity and consistency for our participants, instructors, and staff regarding School closings, Graduate School USA mirrors the federal government with regard to closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies. Therefore, if the federal government is closed, the School will also be closed.
However, Graduate School USA does not have delayed openings, even if the federal government declares a late opening. Classes will always begin at their normally scheduled start time (8:30 a.m. for most daytime classes and 6:00 p.m. for most evening classes). Check your confirmation letter for exact times.
Closing updates will be available on the home page of our Website. Classes missed due to these closings may be made up at no cost on a later date.
Please contact our Customer Support Center to reschedule.
Closings/Dismissals in Washington, D.C.
Weather-related notices will be broadcast on television at NBC4 (Channel 4) and on radio by WTOP (103.5 FM or 820 AM). There will also be recorded messages at (202) 314-3320, (202) 314-3300, and (888) 744-4723.
Closings/Dismissals in Other Class Locations
For a course scheduled in another location, Graduate School USA field offices managing the course will make every attempt possible to notify all participants of the course status due to inclement weather or an emergency. In addition, each office will leave a voice mail message on its general information phone number and will post a notice on the home page of Graduate School USA Website.